No Limite

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No Limite
Created by Charlie Parsons
Starring Zeca Camargo
Country of origin Brazil
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 42
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Rede Globo
Original release July 23, 2000 – September 27, 2009
External links
Website

No Limite is a Brazilian version of the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson originally created in 1997 by Charlie Parsons, and first broadcast on July 23, 2000. An English-language show based on this formula was the popular Survivor reality television game show.

The show has a set number of contestants stranded on an isolated area for 24 to 62 days.

The winners from Seasons 1 to 3 received R$300,000 (around US$150,000), while the winner from Season 4 will receive R$500,000 (around US$250,000).

The show is hosted by news reporter, Zeca Camargo and is aired by Rede Globo on Sunday nights (and Thursday nights in Season 4) during the primetime.

The show basically follows the structure and all elements of the Survivor franchise, with some modifications.

Game's end[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

In all seasons, at the beginning of the season finale the Final Four are treated to a small food reward (a hearty breakfast or similar meal) for making it this far.

In Season 1, the second-to-last immunity challenge divided the players in two teams. The winning team advanced for the finals, while the losing team was automatically eliminated.

In Season 2, the four remaining players competed in the second-to-last immunity challenge, which was an endurance challenge. At the Tribal Council, only the winning player secured his spot on the Final Two. The tribemates voted one person out of their tribe and later a special jury (made by the last four eliminated players before the final four) voted the second person out.

In Season 3, the semi-finals follows the same rules from Season 1. However, the last six eliminated players before the Final Two returned to compete in a special challenge. The winning player returned to the game as the third and final member of the Final Three.

Finals[edit]

The Final Two (Final Three in Season 3) faced off for the final immunity challenge, which was an extremely grueling, multi-part challenge, and the most elaborate challenge of the entire season, often combining elements from previous challenges.

In Season 1, the result was announced immediately after the final challenge. In Seasons 2 and 3, after the challenge, the players were told by the host that the result would be revealed during the live finale, and were secured until the live finale of the show when the results were revealed and the winner was announced.

Season chronology[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-Up Castaways Total Days Episodes Location
1
(2000)
Jul 23, 2000 Set 09, 2000 Elaine de Melo Pipa Diniz 12 24 8 Ceará
Ceará
2
(2001)
Jan 28, 2001 Mar 25, 2001 Léo Rassi Cristina Moreira 12 24 8 Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso
3
(2001)
Oct 28, 2001 Dec 23, 2001 Rodrigo Trigueiro Herica Sanfelice 12 24 8 Pará
Pará
4
(2009)
Jul 30, 2009 Set 27, 2009 Luciana de Araújo Gabriela Costa 20 62 18 Ceará
Ceará

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